Jim, I thought, if the base of the can was traced on a paddle blade, a canoe paddle should work the same. Trick would be to get the can in the same spot every time (and, of course, take the same paddle on every trip).
I found this post on another board and thought it might be helpful to anyone here who uses backpacking stoves to cook or as back-up. If the location of the can is marked (outlined in sharpie?), the same balancing method should work with a canoe paddle instead of a hiking pole.
I won't go without the inReach but that's mostly for my family's peace of mind. I could easily ditch the phone (I seek places with little or no reception anyway) except that I use it as a back-up camera.
PS: electric or otherwise, I don't take a razor!
As I get older, I tend to rely less and less on this method as I've found I need to get closer & closer to see the snake's (assumed) intent. I wind up well within striking distance before I can look 'em in the eyes.
Great write-up on an awesome project. Stuff like this makes me want to not just visit Ontario but also pitch in and help. (I'd offer to bring beer but I suspect I'd have to buy it North of the border or risk being sent back... maybe I should just bring SPAM instead)
Hmm... I'll bet that you did more that that... Hopefully, you delivered something that will intrigue her enough that she will learn, feel connected to her grandfather and cherish the memory far after that canoe needs refurbished again.
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Great write up. Entertaining, informative and easy to read... what more could we want?
You've also done a great job on your website... there are several items I'd like to pick your brain on if you're so inclined to lend advice.